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University Advising Center

Choosing a College Major

Choosing a major can be one of the toughest aspects of college. There seem to be so many choices!  This helpful guide will help you narrow the options and get you onto the path of a rewarding career — doing what you were created to do!

An academic counselor/advisor in the University Advising Center is equipped to assist undeclared students and students changing their major.  The first step is to make an appointment either online through Bulldog Connect or by calling 278-1787.  

Schedule an Appointment

As you prepare to meet with a transitional advisor please consider the following:

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Steps for Choosing Major

Other Tips to Help You Choose Your Major

Be sure to:

  • Talk to upperclassmen and other classmates.  They’ve been there and done that.  You can benefit from their advice — what they’ve learned and the struggles they’ve gone through in their major. Don’t hesitate to consult them as a resource to gather more information about various majors.
  • Explore your college’s course catalog.  You might be surprised at the assortment of majors your college has to offer.
  • Talk to your academic advisor and other professors.  They will almost always be more than happy to give you some helpful advice.  They’ve been there and can tell you what their field is all about.
  • Your family and friends who know you well.  They know you best.  Be sure to filter out any unreasonable or bad advice, but be sure to listen.  They often have a lot of insights into who you are and what you are good at.

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By using some or all of these resources you will be well on your way to choosing a career that will be satisfying, rewarding and enjoyable!